TheNextGen Consortium, convened by Closed Loop Partners, announced the winners of the NextGen Cup Challenge – an open-source, global innovation challenge to redesign the fiber to-go cup and create a widely recyclable or compostable cup. After a four-month review process by an esteemed group of judges including NextGen Consortium business leaders, as well as experts in recycling, composting and packaging, the Challenge narrowed the nearly 500 submissions from over 50 countries down to 12 winners.

We are thrilled to announce that Colombier is one of the winners. For the Colombier family it is a massive step forward to receive global recognition for the products we have strived to perfect during several years. Building the future is difficult and involves sacrifice, risk and the courage to take leadership especially for a small player among multinational companies. We are very proud of this incredible achievement. This win acknowledges that what we have worked so hard to achieve is a worthwhile global cause appreciated by the leading companies in the industry. Our focus will move to growth and extending reach of our fantastic product both geographically and with regard to end use. We aim to provide our customers with more of our now award winning environmentally sound and sustainable product.